• Short Summary

    India has begun celebrations of the 25th anniversary on her independence. The opening ceremony, held?

  • Description

    1.
    GV VIPS seated (2 shots)
    4 ft

    2.
    Mrs Gandhi inspecting honour guards (2 shots)
    12 ft

    3.
    Chopper overhead and throwing flowers
    19 ft

    4.
    Mrs Gandhi walking towards ramparts
    25 ft

    5.
    Cutaway Chinese Diplomats
    28 ft

    6.
    Mrs Gandhi unfurling flag
    32 ft

    7.
    Top shot1 crowd
    37 ft

    8.
    Mrs Gandhi speaking (2 shots)
    44 ft

    9.
    Top Shot crowd
    47 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: India has begun celebrations of the 25th anniversary on her independence. The opening ceremony, held at the history Red Fort in the old city of Delhi, was attended by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, government officials and diplomats. Helicopters threw down flowers on to the assembled crowd, which included members of the Chinese Embassy. It was here in the Red Fort, 25 years ago, that Mrs Gandhi's father. Pandit Jewahrlal Nehru, unfurled the national flag after three centuries of British rule. In a speech from the same spot his daughter called on the Indian people to continue their struggle, although the enemy was now poverty instead of imperialism.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEMN8VC5NVECBVMHDTHYVL143Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMN8VC5NVECBVMHDTHYVL143Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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